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Church Struggle
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The phrase “church struggle” (CS, Ger. Kirchenkampf) refers to the conflicts between rival factions within the German Evangelical (or Protestant) Church (GEC), as well as to their opposition to the dictates of the National Socialist state during the years of the Third Reich, 1933–45. It also applies to the Roman Catholic Church’s struggle against the Nazi Party a…

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Pierard, Richard V., “Church Struggle”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C880>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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